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They're among the countless stories that are told in physical therapy practices every day.

The patient who arrives for his first appointment and mentions that his mother had physical therapy, and that it helped her recover after she broke her hip. The patient who says she learned about the profession on social media or saw a news segment about a therapist who works with children in a local hospital. Or, perhaps, the patient who says her friend warned her that his physical therapist didn't help him at all. Or the patient who insists there's nothing you can do, and that they've only come in because their spouse made them promise they'd give physical therapy a try.

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